Monday, November 12, 2007

Coon Rapids ECM Publishers: Pawlenty Administration presents $51 million veterans package to be submitted to Legislature

by T.W. Budig

ECM capitol reporter

Minnesota Veterans Affairs Commissioner Clark Dyrud styled the proposal “a grand coming together.”

The Pawlenty Administration on Veterans Day (Nov. 12) presented a $51 million veterans package it will submit to the Legislature this coming session.

It isn’t a dream sheet, said Minnesota Military Affairs Adjutant General Maj. General Larry Shellito, speaking at a Capitol press conference.

The 35 initiatives contained in the proposal emerged out of a collaborative process, he explained.

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